Postdoctoral Scholar in Dissipative Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Materials

University of California Irvine School of Physical Sciences

United States

Postdoctoral Scholar - Dissipative Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Materials

Job #JPF06565
  • School of Physical Sciences - Chemistry

Recruitment Period

Open February 1st, 2021 through Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by April 30th, 2021, you will have until May 31st, 2021 to complete your application.

Position description

The laboratory of Dr. Zhibin Guan ( in the Department of Chemistry, the University of California at Irvine (UCI), is seeking highly motivated post-doctoral scholars wishing to advance their research and career prospects. Taking inspiration from Nature, the Guan laboratory synthesizes and studies soft materials including supramolecular assemblies and polymers that are active, adaptive, malleable, and self-healing. An exciting new project in Guan laboratory is the development of microtubule-inspired dissipative, active supramolecular materials using mild redox chemistry ( Our goal is to develop redox-controlled non-equilibrium active materials that closely mimic and seamlessly interface with living systems. This is a part of a larger effort of our newly funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) which has one IRG dedicated to bioinspired dissipative self-assembly of supramolecular active materials ( Highly talented post-doctoral scholars are sought to join this new effort. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry and related field. Deep knowledge and experience in supramolecular chemistry, materials chemistry, chemical synthesis, and materials characterization techniques are requirements.

Required Application Materials: cover letter describing their research experience and career goals, CV, and the names and email addresses of at three professional references (please do not solicit letters).

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The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Cover Letter should describe research experience and career goals.
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment of Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
  • (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Job location
  • Irvine, CA

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